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Old 06-03-2005, 01:37 PM   #16
Dojo: Sand Drift Aikikai, Cocoa Florida
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 824
Re: Motion capture systems and martial arts

Actually, I think motion capture would be a valuable tool in helping people learn techniques. Of course it can't capture internal movement or ki (can that, ki, really be 'captured'?). Neither does books, video, or mediums like this, but people find it useful enough to register and make posts and discuss such matters. I checked out the Aikido3D which features Donovan Waite, btw, and it looked very interesting. It's very similar to using video, but the motion capture feature allows you to see views that you normally don't get to see with a video. The program allows you to choose different views, angles, and i believe even close-ups. It just seems to be a step above regular videos and not as limited as regular videos or DVDs.

Anne Marie Giri
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